On Friday night, a shooting incident occurred at Guaranteed Rate Field during a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Oakland Athletics. According to reports from WLS-TV, two women sustained injuries in the left field bleachers.
A 42-year-old woman was shot in the leg and was immediately taken to the University of Chicago hospital. She is currently in fair condition. The second woman, aged 26, suffered a graze wound in the abdomen but declined medical attention.
The Chicago Police Department promptly issued a statement, assuring the public that they swiftly responded to the incident and deployed additional resources. White Sox security also cooperated closely with law enforcement to ensure the safety of all attendees and staff. Authorities confirmed that there was no ongoing threat at any point.
As investigations are still ongoing, preliminary information from Area One Detectives suggests that the shooting happened either inside or outside the ballpark. The White Sox organization expressed their concern for the injured fans, emphasizing that the incident did not involve any altercation. They continue to cooperate fully with the Chicago Police Department's investigation.
During the subsequent post-game Vanilla Ice and Tone Loc concert, technical difficulties resulted in its cancellation. This announcement frustrated fans who were looking forward to the performance. Attendees reacted by booing and expressing their disappointment. Some even suggested storming the field in protest.
While the shooting incident did not disrupt the game, it serves as a serious reminder of the need for maintaining a safe environment in sports venues. The Chicago Police Department and the White Sox organization remain dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of all fans.